There are a variety of risk factors that can occur during pregnancy that can lead to a premature or complicated delivery:
- Amniotic fluid imbalance
- Bleeding late in pregnancy
- Cervical issues
- Gynecologic cysts or tumors
- History of miscarriages
- Maternal age younger than 17 or over 35
- Multiple pregnancies (twins, triplets, additional multiples)
- Placental abnormalities
- Prior C-section
- Severe morning sickness
Our multidisciplinary high-risk obstetrics team has the clinical training and expertise to diagnose and treat the wide array of factors that can lead to a premature or complicated delivery.
Chronic health problems—such as cardiac disease, epilepsy, and thyroid disease—require specialized care for mothers. These pre-existing conditions may also lead to other issues developing for the mother during the gestational period. These conditions—such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and gynecological cysts or tumors—are treated by our board certified obstetrics and clinical caregivers. Fetal specialists are also available to address structural, functional, or genetic abnormalities.
UR Medicine Maternal-Fetal Care delivers coordinated care through an integrated, patient-centered approach. You can be assured that there is a method for managing every complication, common or rare, delivered through a plan of care personalized for your specific needs.